This combined course provides you with an internationally recognised qualification in construction management and a complementary understanding of architecture and design – making it ideal for those interested in a career across the diverse opportunities within the built environment industry. Articulation to further postgraduate study provides an accredited qualification towards professional registration as an architect*.
Employers are increasingly looking for multi-skilled graduates with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to tackle complex projects head-on. Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach to multidisciplinary education. You’ll explore studies in building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building practice, design studio and architectural history and theory.
Clever sustainable design is in high demand all around the world, and today more than ever, architects need to know how to design great buildings that are also economically and environmentally viable. The design (architecture) component of this course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and has been developed with a global perspective in mind. You’ll get a chance to develop your design and communication skills, with a focus on innovation and sustainability.
The construction management component is professionally accredited by industry. You’ll learn about the management of small to large projects requiring broad knowledge across construction technology and processes, resource management, law, information technology, environmental management and construction economics.
As a graduate you’ll be able to seek employment in private firms, government organisations, property development companies, building companies and large manufacturing firms. You may also choose start your own practice or consultancy.
Following successful completion of the course you’ll qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means that your qualifications will be recognised by employers, clients and peers.
*Following successful completion of this course, graduates can apply for entry to Deakin’s Master of Architecture (Design Management).
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
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